Aren't you surprised that I'm back again already? :o)
I know I am! lol The week isn't even over yet...who knows what else will happen!
I have finally made another 12 X 12 layout, after being inspired by several of my very talented friends! I don't think I've ever made one this loaded up before. I had an idea of what I wanted to do and when I went to start on it I discovered I had nothing on hand. So I just had to be a little more creative but that's always where the fun comes in, right?
I do want to share that this birdhouse is very special to us! It was made by my Father-In-Law, who we lost almost three years ago. It's one of those special treasures that meaningful layouts are made of! The quotes read:
"While it's true that...
A house is built with boards and beams...
A home is built with love and dreams...
It's also true that...
Every bird loves his own nest best!"
I thought that both quotes worked well together for this page...and with something that came up recently in life! :o)
Here's my layout:
The complete layout.
Here's a closeup of the top right corner.
For the large flowers I used the Tattered Floral die and just played with layers.
Those are the ones I made outside in the yard.
I placed them on my new Spellbinder die. The tiny roses are from Recollections.
The Hanging Sign frame, Elegant Flourishes, and the bird house stand were all cut from chipboard.
Then they were embossed with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade and inked to look like wood.
The one paper I used had a bird on the bottom corner.
I cut the same bird out of a second page and popped it up on dimensionals.
Then I built a little nest around it with a few feathers and my new Memory Box die.
Then the bottom corner, below, mimics the top corner.
Paper: DCWV - Ciao Bella;
Sizzix Dies: Elegant Flourishes, Tattered Florals, Hanging Sign;
Spellbinders Dies: Curved Rectangles, Moroccan Motifs;
Memory Box Dies: Breezy Wreath;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Rose Leaf, Branch;
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Texture Fade - Woodgrain;
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Mini Roses: Recollection;
Yellow Sprigs: Art Angels Designs - Link in my Sidebar;
Wired Bead Sprigs: Unknown;
Jute, Burlap, Feathers: My Stash;
Crocheted Flowers: Nickel Nook;
I'm linking this page up to Scrapbooker's Paradise Playing In Paradise Challenge #80 - HERE.
I haven't played with them in ages but I thought it would be fun to participate.
There's a whole new crew of ladies over there and making new friends is always fun, right?
I'm also linking up to Artfull Crafts - August Challenge - Anything Goes - HERE
Okay, that's it for today...or is it? lol I'm off to see what else I can get accomplished this week.
If you haven't seen my first post this week, please scroll down and take a peek!
Sunshine and smiles to all of you, my friends! :o)